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Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission

Posted By: Mary-Rose

Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/01/09 11:52 PM

2010 Chopin Celebratory Ecitals

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Chopin is having a very special birthday next year, 1st March 2010. It will be 200 years since he was born in the little house in Zelazowa Wola and there will be celebrations all over the world. To make a special Piano World commemoration, we are intending to hold two ecitals for Chopin’s birthday. The first will be held on 22nd February 2010 which is still believed by some to be his real date of birth. This will be our third Mazurkathon – for what better tribute to Chopin than a performance of these incredibly individual works, which are so redolent of his love of Poland?
Additionally, we will be holding an ecital on 1st March 2010 to which we invite larger submissions from more advanced players. There are plenty of those! Eg: Ballades, Scherzi, Impromptus, Polonaises, Rondos, movements from the Sonatas and individual works such as the Barcarolle, the Berceuse, the Tarantella, the Fantaisie, the Concert Allegro and the Bolero etc. There is plenty to choose from. There are also a very few shorter and easier stand-alone works too, such as album leaves and the Cantabile etc. So something for (almost) everyone.
If there are any vocalists amongst you (and I know we have at least one!) you are welcome to submit some of Chopin’s beautiful Polish Songs. OK, I know this is Piano World, but the Songs do have piano accompaniments grin
Excluded are these smaller works: Etudes, Nocturnes, Preludes, Waltzes and Mazurkas.
Exceptions: there are a few gaps from the previous Prelude and Etude ecitals so if anyone can fill those that would be very nice for the 1st March 2010 concert.
These gaps are:
Preludes Opus 28 no 13 and no 17, Prelude Opus 45, Etudes Opus 10 no 8 and no 11, Etudes Opus 25 numbers 2, 3, 5 and 10.
We are limiting participation to one work per performer in these special anniversary concerts, so that more people have a chance to take the piece they love.
So, Chopin-lovers out there, you have a wide choice! Book your favourite piece and start practising now. (Some of the Mazurkas were booked previously so they are listed below as they will be reserved for those who wanted them, unless they cancel).

Pieces Booked for the Spring 2010 200th Anniversary Chopin Ecitals
Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio

[Schubertian seems to have booked loads, so maybe I have made a mistake. Or if someone else wants one of his, you could try negotiating!]

Other works:
Op 11 Concerto, Larghetto - Frycek

Mazurkas not available as already performed in our ecital series: Op 6/1, 7/1, 7/2, 17/2, 17/3, 17/4, 24/1, 24/2, 24/3, 24/4, 30/1, 30/3, 33/3, 41/1, 41/2, 41/4, 59/3, 63/2, 63/3, 67/2, 67/3, 68/3, 67/4

Please reply to this post if you want to book a piece for the special 2010 Anniversary Ecitals – and I will keep the list updated on this very first post.

The Nocturne Ecital is still going ahead in October as planned, and has a separate thread.
Posted By: -Frycek

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/02/09 12:14 AM

Please put me down for the Larghetto movement from Chopin's E Minor Concerto (op 11)
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/02/09 12:45 AM

What a very lovely choice, Frycek. I've duly noted it. I forgot to mention the Concertos - are you hiring an orchestra? Will your Zoom cope??? wink
Posted By: -Frycek

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/02/09 01:09 AM

The larghetto is really a nocturne and stands very well on its own.
Posted By: timmyab

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/02/09 02:26 AM

I'd love to have a go at op 9 no 3 if I can.It's a bit above my level really but with a whole year to work on it, I'm confident that I can do it justice.
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/02/09 03:18 AM

I'll take Ballade No 2 in F major.
Posted By: tucsonpianist91

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/02/09 05:19 AM

Dibbs on 67/4 and Ballade 1!
Posted By: Elene

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/02/09 05:32 AM

I promise to submit a song, and to make it one where I can play the accompaniment myself, so that it still "counts" as piano.

I intend to have a much better command of Polish by this time next year!

It scares me to think of the nocturnes as "smaller" works... I know they are, really, but some of them loom pretty large over me....

Elene
Posted By: GreenRain

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 03/02/09 02:19 PM

Can I play opus 10, number 3?
Posted By: Chardonnay

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/02/09 02:30 PM

Quote
Excluded are these smaller works: Etudes, Nocturnes, Preludes, Waltzes and Mazurkas.


Has this changed?
Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/02/09 02:53 PM

Originally Posted by Chardonnay
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Excluded are these smaller works: Etudes, Nocturnes, Preludes, Waltzes and Mazurkas.


Has this changed?

I can't imagine that it has; the point was not to duplicate works that have been already played in recent e-citals.

It seems the biggest complaint with the new forum interface is that it's hard to read, at least in the default typeface (which is, IMO, horrible). Maybe Mary-Rose's original post would have been clearer about the exclusions and exceptions if it were in Verdana like this one! cool

This is the relevant "fine print":
Originally Posted by Mary-Rose
Excluded are these smaller works: Etudes, Nocturnes, Preludes, Waltzes and Mazurkas.
Exceptions: there are a few gaps from the previous Prelude and Etude ecitals so if anyone can fill those that would be very nice for the 1st March 2010 concert.
These gaps are:
Preludes Opus 28 no 13 and no 17, Prelude Opus 45, Etudes Opus 10 no 8 and no 11, Etudes Opus 25 numbers 2, 3, 5 and 10.

FWIW, an additional gap piece is the D-flat major etude from Trois Nouvelles Etudes.

Steven
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/02/09 08:43 PM

Dear Sotto, thank you for clarifying my meaning. I agree about the font but haven't got to grips with the new format yet.
Green Rain - we have already done an Etudes ecital (with a few gaps) so I am afraid we can't include 10/3 this time. But there is so much other choice I am sure you will find something both within your grasp and inspiring.

Sotto - so which of your repertoire are you going to prepare for this special event? (Thanks for pointing out the missing Nouvelle Etude also.)

Oh no - I have just found out that one can't edit old posts. I was hoping to keep the running order of our Spring ecitals up to date on the front page. How annoying! I will re-do the list of bookings in a minute
Posted By: Horowitzian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/02/09 08:49 PM

I'd appreciate it if you'd put me down for Op. 44. I'm fairly certain no one else would want it, and I may have a chance at having it ready by spring of 2010. Of course, I will back out with as much advance notice as I can if it looks to be impossible. smile If someone else does in fact want it, feel free to PM me about it.

Still got to start my nocturne for the fall Nocturne Recital...
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/02/09 09:52 PM

Pieces Booked for the Spring 2010 200th Anniversary Chopin Ecitals as of today

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio


Other works (1st March):
Concerto op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Ballade no 1in G minor op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major op 38 – Liszt Addict
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in F sharp minor, op 44 - Horowitzian
NB in addition to the available works listed on the first post (which alas cannot be edited) the Dflat major Nouvelle Etude can also be chosen.
Timmyab – no Nocturnes as there is a Nocturne ecital this coming October in remembrance of Chopin’s death (we normally have ecitals each March and October).



We are already getting some wonderful suggestions - this is going to be an amazing ecital!
Posted By: Horowitzian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/02/09 10:54 PM

Thanks! smile
Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/03/09 10:06 PM

My entry will be the Allegro de Concert Op. 46.

Steven
Posted By: ab-ster

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/03/09 10:19 PM

I'll chime in for Polonaise in A major Op 40 No 1, if possible.
Posted By: GreenRain

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/03/09 10:33 PM

Originally Posted by Mary-Rose
Dear Sotto, thank you for clarifying my meaning. I agree about the font but haven't got to grips with the new format yet.
Green Rain - we have already done an Etudes ecital (with a few gaps) so I am afraid we can't include 10/3 this time. But there is so much other choice I am sure you will find something both within your grasp and inspiring.

Sotto - so which of your repertoire are you going to prepare for this special event? (Thanks for pointing out the missing Nouvelle Etude also.)

Oh no - I have just found out that one can't edit old posts. I was hoping to keep the running order of our Spring ecitals up to date on the front page. How annoying! I will re-do the list of bookings in a minute


So i can play everything except mazurkas and etudes? Oh, and which preludes are free?:)
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/05/09 12:32 AM

Sotto - I thought that might be your choice wink I'm really looking forward to hearing it.
ab-ster - sure, I've put you down for your Polonaise.
GreenRain - please can you refer to the very first post in this thread, which clearly states what is available.

So, at the moment we have:

Pieces Booked for the Spring 2010 200th Anniversary Chopin Ecitals as of today

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio


Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major op 38 – Liszt Addict
Concerto op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, op 44 - Horowitzian

Posted By: greywullf

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/05/09 08:25 PM

I would like the Impromptu Op.29
It's a bit hard, but the ecital is next year

Matt
Posted By: Peyton

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/05/09 10:58 PM

Are we sure that 7/2 is taken? I had hoped to have it for the 2010.
Posted By: -Frycek

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/05/09 11:34 PM

Schubertian did 7/2 in the first mazurka installment, last March (2008).
Posted By: DameMyra

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/06/09 02:32 AM

At my last lesson my teacher decided I needed to work on something big and assigned me Op. 31. So could you put me down for the Scherzo. (What was my teacher thinking??!!) And like Horowitzian, if it ain't gonna happen, I will give ample notice. Also, as a fallback, could you put me down for Op. 25, No. 2, as well. My teacher started me on that last week also.
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/06/09 10:54 AM

Greywullf and DameMyra - I have put down your choices. DameMyra - as we are only taking one submission per pianist, I've not included the Etude, but you can always switch later if it isn't taken at that point.

So, latest list now reads:


Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio


Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major op 38 – Liszt Addict
Concerto op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 - greywullf
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, op 44 – Horowitzian
Scherzo in B flat op 31 - DameMyra

Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/09/09 11:56 PM

Just bumping this in case anyone else would like to be a part of this very special e-cital.
Posted By: davidyko

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/20/09 12:12 PM

I'll take the Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat, op. 61. Already have it polished and performed, so why not?
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/21/09 10:29 AM

Welcome on board, davidyko. I very much look forward to hearing your performance next March.

So, the updated list is:


Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major op 38 – Liszt Addict
Concerto op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 - greywullf
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, op 44 – Horowitzian
Scherzo in B flat op 31 – DameMyra
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat op. 61 - davidyko
Posted By: Carey

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/24/09 05:37 AM

Hi Mary-Rose -

I'll take the Chopin Impromptu in G Flat Opus 51. This will give me the motivation I need to get it memorized and recorded !!

Best -
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 03/24/09 10:06 PM

That's excellent, Carey.

So, latest list is as follows:

Pieces Booked for the Spring 2010 200th Anniversary Chopin Ecitals as of today

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major op 38 – Liszt Addict
Concerto op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 - carey
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, op 44 – Horowitzian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat op. 61 - davidyko
Scherzo in B flat op 31 – DameMyra


Posted By: akonow

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 04/10/09 02:42 AM

When is the deadline to submit your request? I'm thinking of learning a polonaise or the berceuse but I don't want to set anything in stone when I haven't learned something yet. smile
Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 04/10/09 04:37 AM

Alex, as far as I know there's no deadline. But if you wait until later to choose a piece, someone else may have already claimed it at that point.

If I'm wrong about the deadline, someone please correct me!

Steven
Posted By: akonow

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 04/11/09 12:53 AM

So be it, I'll do the berceuse.
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 04/21/09 11:35 PM

akonow - thank you so much for offering to perform the Berceuse. That is marvellous. So, our list for the 2010 birthday concerts is now as follows:


Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major op 38 – Liszt Addict
Berceuse Op 57 - Akonow
Concerto op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 - carey
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, op 44 – Horowitzian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat op. 61 - davidyko
Scherzo in B flat op 31 – DameMyra
Posted By: Chardonnay

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/04/09 01:59 AM

If I may, I'd like to humbly request the second (Larghetto) movement of Chopin's second Concerto (F min). I'm still not sure if I can pull it off, but having this deadline will be a great motivator for me. eek

If, when the time gets closer, I feel I cannot do it justice, I'll relinquish it- hopefully in time for someone else to pick it up. eek
Posted By: Black36White52

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 05/04/09 08:13 AM

Hello all,

A forum-newbie here.

I volunteer to fill some of the gaps, specifically:
- Prelude Op. 28, No. 13, F-sharp Major;
- Etude Op. 10, No. 8, F-Major; and
- Etude Op. 25, No 10, B-Minor

This just might be what I need to focus my practice habits. Let the serious practicing begin!

If I read the guidelines correctly, I am expected to have the work ready by (March) 2010. Someone please let me know if I mis-read the instructions so I can reconsider my proposed contribution.

Cheers,
Black36.White52
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 05/04/09 10:45 AM

Chardonnay - I am delighted to hear that you are going to perform the slow movement of Chopin's Opus 21 Concerto. Thank you.

BlackWhite - how nice to get a new contributor. Welcome!
Thank you for offering to fill some of our 'gaps'. I have to confess that Prelude 13 is my fault - I practised it but flunked at the last minute, thus spoiling the completeness of the e-cital. So really I don't deserve to have anything to do with this, but am particularly grateful that you will do these works and have duly taken note.

The performances should be ready hopefully a week or so before the dates of the e-citals as it is difficult for me to check and upload them onto the website all in one night!

So, the up-to-date list reads thus:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb ecital):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March ecital):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major op 38 – Liszt Addict
Berceuse Op 57 - akonow
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 - carey
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 – Horowitzian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Scherzo in B flat Op 31 – DameMyra
Posted By: mr_super-hunky

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 05/06/09 04:09 AM

Hey Mary can I participate? I have learned Opus 28 no 20 and promise to play it once through AS WRITTEN before I hack it put beyond recognition!

Yeah I know, sort of a pact with the devil kinda thing but I would'nt mind performing my super-hunky version of this piece. I will promise to somewhat behave unless someone starts getting to sticky. In that case, all bets are off.
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 05/07/09 09:50 AM

Hi Mr Super-Hunky, it's great to hear you are playing Chopin and we would just love to have you as part of our e-citals. However if you read the very first post in this thread, it is clear that we are not allowing works that have already been performed in the Chopin e-cital series. And unfortunately 28/20 has already been played by someone else Prelude e-cital

However, there are a number of other delightful shorter and not too difficult works by Chopin that are still available, that you might enjoy playing - album leaves etc. There is plenty of time before next March for you to do one of those - why don't you try them out and join in?

You can find some here:
Cantabile

Largo

Funeral March

Bourree

...and so on.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/09/09 04:10 PM

I'll do the Fantasie Impromptu! I've always wanted to learn it and this will give me the motivation I need to actually sit down and do it.
Posted By: LeOniuS

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/09/09 05:15 PM

Dammit! I was just about to ask for that one, even though I don't think I'm ready for it.. its a bit of a monster. But thats cool.. you take it!
Posted By: veem

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/09/09 07:54 PM

I will do the 3rd Ballade! smile
Posted By: akonow

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/09/09 10:14 PM

I might also being doing the Polonaise Op 26 No 1 if nobody else really wants it.
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 08:26 AM

Jazzyprof and eggsdeee - thanks for your contributions, which are added below. akonow - can we stick to one work per person as stated in the opening post please? Looking forward to hearing your Berceuse!

UPDATED LIST:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Berceuse Op 57 - akonow
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 – Horowitzian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Scherzo in B flat Op 31 – DameMyra
Posted By: Elene

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 09:04 AM

I'm thinking in terms of doing the song with the lyrics by Krasinski, but don't know what to call it, as it didn't originally come with a title. Anyway, that will get figured out. I'm much more concerned about getting through the nocturne for October!

Elene
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 09:22 AM

Elene - perhaps you could call the song by a translation into English of the first line?

That will be a lovely additional facet to the ecital.
Posted By: mr_super-hunky

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 04:32 PM

Mary, My comment is NOT meant to offend anyone but I feel I must speak my mind...once again!.

I truly belive the Chopin e-cital is a great idea but as in the past, there is a serious flaw in that you are DIScouraging members (in a beginers forum) from participating.

Sure I know you can pick from a wide array of pieces to perform but why be limited to something I may not want to perform just because someone else is performing it?.

In our main AB quarterly recitals, anyone and everyone is ENCOURAGED to participate and submit whatever they want. There are NO limitations or restrictions as this is a *beginers* forum first and foremost.

The Chopin recitals are of course a specialized type of recital which obviously focuses on the works of ...Chopin, but why the restrictions/limitations? I can only think of how many members truly enjoyed submitting performances (the SAME performances) of Einaudi, Yann Tiersenn, David Lanz etc. It would be an absolute shame if so many members could NOT submit any specific performance just because someone else already has.

All I'm trying to say is that I think it would be a great idea if the Chopin recitals would focus more on encouraging members to participate and perform the great works of Chopin as opposed to limiting them to perform pieces that are not their first or second or even third choice.

This is literally the second time I have been turned away from a Chopin recital even though I have a piece learned correctly (as written....to satisfy the stinkers) and ready to go.

Oh well, back to the land of misfit toys once again I guess. Don't worry, I know my way there!
Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 05:47 PM

Hi mr_super-hunky,

I think that if there were more than one performance of any given piece, comparisons between or among them would be unavoidable. Even if people don't actually address the differences in their discussions, critiques and reviews, it's inevitable that such judgments would be made.

The restriction in question prevents that from happening. In a forum in which all levels of skill are represented—beginners, returnees of varying proficiency and very accomplished amateurs—that surely encourages a wide range of members to contribute. Were it otherwise (as you propose), wouldn't most players (and especially those in early stages of advancement) instead feel intimidated, disheartened and discouraged even from participating at all?

I worry that it will sound patronizing to say that the one-performer-per-piece rule is for people's own protection, but we all lay ourselves on the line here. The potential for hurt feelings is very real, and it's so much easier to stand tall and rest assured that you did your best when you don't have to worry that someone else did it better! It's not supposed to be a competition, after all, but having more than performance of the same piece turns it into one.

I do sympathize with your frustration, and emphasize that this is just my take on the matter.

Steven
Posted By: akonow

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 08:06 PM

Originally Posted by Mary-Rose
akonow - can we stick to one work per person as stated in the opening post please? Looking forward to hearing your Berceuse!

Oops! Sorry! smile
Posted By: mr_super-hunky

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 09:09 PM


Sotto, you are probably correct in your assesment of why only one person can perform any given piece. I'm not sure if that is your stance on the matter or not but everyone is entitled to their own opinion even if our opinions don't agree with one another.

I STRONGLY disagree with the limitations on participation as once again this is a BEGINERS forum first and foremost. I would like to see every way possible to ENCOURAGE and PROMOTE participation, not limit or discourage it in any way. But hey, that's just me and I'm just one voice and opinion out of many.

While your scenario of members making comparisons amongst each other is probably true, it should not be a determining factor in disallowing other members to participate. If you think about it, there have been numerous submissions of the same piece in our regualr quarterly recitals without a single documented problem....ever!.

Yes, realistically if you and I submit the same piece we both will probably "size up" each others performances to ourselves but that is far as it will ever get. Nobody has EVER said something to the effect of "I performed xxx piece better than you did".

I just don't see any real justification for limiting or discouraging participation especially when there is absolutely no reason or justifiable history to do so.

I am a very realistic person and will admit when I am wrong but I just don't agree with this decision so once again I have to take my marbles and go play somewhere else whre I am welcomed and not turned away. It should'nt be this way, not in a beginers forum.

Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 10:17 PM

But I think the most important thing to take into account is that we're not all beginners. The ABF is explicitly for returnees, too, even though the name of the subforum doesn't reflect that (or the breadth of our diversity of skill, background and experience). Another consideration, too, is that the Chopin e-citals have been open to all PW members regardless of the area in which they post most frequently.

Personally, I would blanch if I knew that a piece I had chosen was also going to be played by someone far more skilled; I would be mortified, too, if I knew it was also going to be performed by a true beginner. I would withdraw in either case.

It genuinely surprises me that you believe that allowing such freedom of choice to those who so desire would promote and encourage participation. I feel equally certain that it would have the opposite effect. To me, the problem isn't that anyone would say "I played it better than the others," but that one might say "I played it worst of all" about him or herself.

Steven
Posted By: Chardonnay

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/10/09 11:01 PM

Another potential problem that I see with allowing multiple submissions of the same piece is that a very "popular" piece may be over-represented while less known/popular pieces would likely not be submitted at all.

So why is that a problem? Well... in a themed e-cital in which the goal is to showcase a particular genre of Chopin's works, this would limit the number of different pieces presented. Imagine the nocturne e-cital with 10 versions of the 9/2 and the vast majority of nocturnes going unplayed. How interesting would that be for the listeners?

S-H, I believe I speak for all of us by saying you are not "unwelcome", nor are you being "turned away". You are simply being asked to adhere to a set of criteria. You are free to disagree with the criteria and not participate, but understand that there were thoughtful considerations behind them, none of which was to turn anyone away.

Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/11/09 12:07 AM

Mr. S-H,
I can understand your disappointment in not being able to showcase your Chopin prelude in the Spring 2010 e-cital. I for one would very much like to hear it, since you say you play it as written the first time through and then you add your own variations. Since you already have it finished and ready to go, perhaps you will consider submitting it to this week's ABF recital #14 or maybe the next one, 3 months hence. You see, the Chopin e-cital is a whole year away (Spring 2010) and I can't wait that long to hear your Chopin! And by that time you probably would have learnt a whole new Chopin piece anyway...

Posted By: mr_super-hunky

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/11/09 12:30 AM

Ok, I see where this is going. first off, while I do like some, possibly even several compositions writen by Chopin, classical music is not my #1 calling even though I like a lot of it.

I see myself as an outsider trying to participate in a group of dedicated classical (Chopin) followers and viewed as possibly rocking the boat a little.

Since this is not my organized recital, nor is classical (or Chopin) my true calling, maybe I should take my strong opinions elsewhere as it probably is'nt worth the hurt feelings or possible discord among members it may cause.

For this reason I will take my one and only chopin piece I can play and submit it somewhere else.

I have attempted to participate twice now in previous Chopin recitals in which both times I have been turned away for reasons in which the Chopin group feels justified.

As I've said, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I've stated mine and members of the Chopin group have stated theirs.

I'm not a party crasher nor do I want to hang around where I am not wanted.

I sincerely wish all of the participants in the Chopin e-cital next year all the best success with their entries and will be looking forward to hearing them.

People can agree to disagree and this may simply be one of those situations. No worries, it's all good.
Posted By: pianahman

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/11/09 07:15 AM

Originally Posted by Mary-Rose
akonow - can we stick to one work per person as stated in the opening post please? Looking forward to hearing your Berceuse!

UPDATED LIST:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio

I'm wondering why the "one work per person restriction"
doesn't apply to Schubertian. confused
Posted By: Black36White52

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/11/09 08:02 AM

Originally Posted by akonow
Originally Posted by Mary-Rose
akonow - can we stick to one work per person as stated in the opening post please? Looking forward to hearing your Berceuse!

Oops! Sorry! smile


Oops, my bad, too! (Just got carried away from the initial reading of the e-cital post, and skipped reading those few lines regarding the sign-up.)


If anyone wants to have the Op.25/10 (B-minor) for the e-cital, please let me know (and the forum as well). Otherwise, I'll keep subjecting my fingers to Chopin's equivalent of the 'tools of the inquisition' - maybe one of these days, all my fingers will willingly give in to the pressure and works those octaves flawlessly ... just maybe ....

Black36.White52
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/11/09 09:01 AM

I'm just catching up with this thread and am so sorry Mr Super Hunky is feeling 'left out'. Thank you to Sotto and Chardonnay for explaining the reasoning behind the restriction of one work per performer for the special March 2010 ecital.

pianahman - you raise a good point. In fact our Mazurkathon is an ongoing project as Chopin wrote over fifty of them, so we do a few each spring, and people often take on more than one. Really the 'one work per performer rule' is applicable to the March anniversary concert, so I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear.

And Black36White52 - because we have a few gaps from previous e-citals I was only too glad to get them filled, and would be grateful if you can do both your Etudes. They have been on offer for ages so if someone had wanted them they could've said so before. Best wishes to your poor fingers though, lol!
Posted By: whippen boy

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/11/09 07:51 PM

I'd like to participate please. smile

I see no one has spoken for Opus 35 (Sonata No.2). Unfortunately, I am not quite ready to decide whether to do the first movement or the Scherzo. frown

I'll take requests however! smile Which movement would everyone most like to hear?
Posted By: pianahman

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submission - 05/11/09 08:47 PM

Originally Posted by Mary-Rose
2010 Chopin Celebratory Ecitals
Exceptions: there are a few gaps from the previous Prelude and Etude ecitals so if anyone can fill those that would be very nice for the 1st March 2010 concert.
These gaps are:
Preludes Opus 28 no 13 and no 17, Prelude Opus 45, Etudes Opus 10 no 8 and no 11, Etudes Opus 25 numbers 2, 3, 5 and 10.
We are limiting participation to one work per performer in these special anniversary concerts, so that more people have a chance to take the piece they love.

As far as I can tell from Mary Rose's initial posting and subsequent postings in this thread, Prelude Op. 28, No. 17 has not been spoken for yet. If this is indeed the case, please reserve it for me. With 10 months time to practice, I feel reasonably confident that I can master the intertwined chords and other complexities of this passionate piece. smile
Posted By: akonow

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/11/09 09:47 PM

Originally Posted by whippen boy
I'd like to participate please. smile

I see no one has spoken for Opus 35 (Sonata No.2). Unfortunately, I am not quite ready to decide whether to do the first movement or the Scherzo. frown

I'll take requests however! smile Which movement would everyone most like to hear?

I would certainly like to hear the first movement. wink
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/11/09 11:34 PM

whippen boy: OOh, I love both of those movements. I'd be very happy to hear either. Please let me know when you have decided.

pianahman - I've put you down for 28/17. Thanks.

So, the latest programme is thus:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Berceuse Op 57 - akonow
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 – Horowitzian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Prelude Op 28/17 - pianahman
Scherzo in B flat Op 31 – DameMyra
Sonata in B minor Op 58 - first or second movement – whippen boy
Posted By: nlogn

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/12/09 01:05 AM

Great project! I would like to contribute with the Variations on Je vends des scapulaires.
Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/12/09 01:48 AM

Originally Posted by nlogn
Great project! I would like to contribute with the Variations on Je vends des scapulaires.

nlogn, I think it's splendid that something as underplayed as the Op. 12 variations will get exposure. I look forward to hearing it.

Originally Posted by whippen boy
I'd like to participate please. smile

I see no one has spoken for Opus 35 (Sonata No.2). Unfortunately, I am not quite ready to decide whether to do the first movement or the Scherzo. frown

I'll take requests however! smile Which movement would everyone most like to hear?

whippen boy,

I've always found a brutal beauty in that scherzo and it must be loads of fun to play (I love chromatic fourths!), but my preference would be the first movement.

Steven
Posted By: mr_super-hunky

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/12/09 04:23 AM

Dammit, my pistol just shot grape jelly!
Posted By: -Frycek

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/12/09 06:19 AM

please remove my Op 11 larghetto
Posted By: whippen boy

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/12/09 03:56 PM

Oh Frycek, I do hope you'll play - it just wouldn't be right without you!

Mary-Rose, you've put me in the summary as playing the Sonata in B minor Op. 58, but it is actually the Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35. smile

When you said you loved both of those movements, were you thinking of Op. 58?

Looks like there's some interest to hear the first movement.
Posted By: nlogn

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/12/09 10:00 PM

Originally Posted by sotto voce
nlogn, I think it's splendid that something as underplayed as the Op. 12 variations will get exposure. I look forward to hearing it.

I look forward to playing it!

Originally Posted by whippen boy
Looks like there's some interest to hear the first movement.

Why not both? smile
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/12/09 11:41 PM

whippen boy - sorry, you made yourself quite clear. My brain only has one cell left and that isn't functioning properly. As editing is impossible I will add a corrected list below.

Frycek - I'll leave your larghetto on for now. You might feel differently in a few days/weeks!

nlogn - so you are doing the Variations? That's great!

Updated list:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Berceuse Op 57 - akonow
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 – Horowitzian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Prelude Op 28/17 - pianahman
Scherzo in B flat Op 31 – DameMyra
Sonata in B flat minor Op 35 first movement – whippen boy
Variations brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires Op. 12, - nlogn


Posted By: Kreisler

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/14/09 12:43 AM

If I may be so bold, could I have the Op. 39 Scherzo? laugh
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/16/09 09:18 PM

That'll be terrific, Kreisler.

So, updated list as of today reads:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Berceuse Op 57 - akonow
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 – Horowitzian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Prelude Op 28/17 - pianahman
Scherzo in B flat Op 31 – DameMyra
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39 – Kreisler
Sonata in B flat minor Op 35 first movement – whippen boy
Variations brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires Op. 12, - nlogn
Posted By: gerg

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/20/09 06:47 AM

With great trepidation, I am teetering about Op. 60, that is, assuming no one else has shown great interest in this unusual piece.

Pros:

- It is a bridge to another genre of music I adore, that of the French schools of late 19th/early 20th century.
- I did not see any insurmountable technical difficulties.
- One of Artur Rubinstein's favorites!

Cons:

- Musicality would be a challenge.
- There are only ten months to prepare.
- I have never tackled a larger form and refined it to performance level.
- Though I've heard it hundreds of times, I have never looked at the score for the piece.

If someone else takes it or was eyeing it, well and good: My reticence to respond to this call is rooted in Monsieur Chopin's very high standards for performance, and the persistent reality that a full-time pianist or someone with time on their hands will produce something much closer to that standard.
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/21/09 11:29 PM

Dear Gerg, it's so lovely to hear from you again and I am thrilled you are thinking of taking on the Barcarolle. Having heard your previous performances I do believe you will be able to do it, so let's put you down for it please!

So, now we have:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Barcarolle, Op 60 - gerg
Berceuse Op 57 - akonow
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 – Horowitzian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Prelude Op 28/17 - pianahman
Scherzo in B flat Op 31 – DameMyra
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39 – Kreisler
Sonata in B flat minor Op 35 first movement – whippen boy
Variations brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires Op. 12, - nlogn
Posted By: gerg

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 05/22/09 06:55 AM

Thank you, M-R! I do hope all is well with you, and do think about you and the others I've had the privilege to know here on PW quite frequently.

This will be by far the largest PW Chopin recital to date. And a most fitting occasion.

Remember how aghast were so many at the mere suggestion of a "Preludes Recital", what a hard test it was of of our collective and individual metal. I remember the artwork you, Kathleen, and Frycek put together for that event, and the struggles we had uploading the files. I remember how excited I was to receive Theowne's entry (#19) - the very first manifestation of that dream becoming reality, how cleanly played and grand and how proud I was of him. And the rest of you as the recordings continued to come in up until the October 17 deadline.

I am so proud of everyone here, that two years hence that confidence has blossomed to a scope willing to attempt some of his largest and most epic works. To be sure, none of these pieces will ever be owned by any of us - not even by the finest stage virtuoso - but once they are learned they become a visceral part of who we are.

Von Lenz had this recollection of his piano teaching technique.

"The left hand", I often heard him say, "Is the choirmaster (Kapellmester): It mustn't relent or bend. It's a clock. Do with the right hand what you want and can."

Finally, Chopin warned against working piano pupils into a "stupor"; he told them never to practice more than three hours a day.
(Szulc, Tad. Chopin in Paris. p. 243.)



Posted By: DameMyra

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 06/25/09 04:32 AM

Well, it took me a while to find this thread. (Perhaps it can be made a sticky?)

Sadly, I will have to withdraw Op. 31.

A couple of important things have happened since March, when my teacher and I decided to work on the Scherzo. First, I decided I wanted to play a small solo recital, so we worked on getting that together. I also will be starting as a freshman this fall majoring in music. So two weeks ago we talked about rep for the upcoming semester. Sadly, now that I will have things like classes, homework and juries to think about.(!!!!!OMG!!!!I never even thought about juries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)we decided the Scherzo might be a little too ambitious for the first year.

Sorry but I am sure there is someone out there who will jump for it.
Posted By: Horowitzian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/11/09 06:14 PM

I hate to do this, but Op. 44 has gotten to the "ain't gonna happen" stage for next spring. frown Perhaps spring of 2011, but not 2010. Other pieces and responsibilities beckon, so please withdraw it and allow someone else to have a chance at it if they want it. smile
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/11/09 08:47 PM

OK, got your message! We still have a long programme so no probs. I do hope we get to hear you play Op. 44 at some point though, Horowitzian!

And DameMyra - if you're there - how did your solo recital go? You are brave!
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/11/09 08:51 PM

Update of pieces booked for the Spring 2010 200th Anniversary Chopin Ecitals:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert Op 46 – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Barcarolle Op 60 –gerg [backup heidiv]
Berceuse Op 57 - akonow
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Prelude Op 28/17 - pianahman
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39 – Kreisler
Sonata in B flat minor Op 35 first movement – whippen boy
Variations brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires Op. 12, - nlogn
Posted By: Chopin4life

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/11/09 10:47 PM

I'd like to put myself forward for the 2nd scherzo, op. 31. I have been learning it for a little while now, but I'm not sure if I'll have it up to performance level by spring, if ever.

I'll let you know if I won't have it finished.

By the way, I'm quite new so I don't know how these recitals work. Do you record yourself then submit it a few days before, or is it a 'live' performance.
Posted By: Horowitzian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/11/09 10:50 PM

Originally Posted by Mary-Rose
OK, got your message! We still have a long programme so no probs. I do hope we get to hear you play Op. 44 at some point though, Horowitzian!
[...]


Thanks, M-R! Glad to hear you've got plenty of music. I do fully intend to finish it, and I'll post it whenever that happens. smile
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/12/09 03:15 AM

I can also do Scherzo No 1 in b minor Op 20 and Prelude Op 28 No 16.
Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/12/09 03:25 AM

What a coincidence, LisztAddict. I was thinking about signing on for another piece as well—the Fantaisie Op. 49.

One performer per piece is taken for granted, but at what point might we book multiple pieces per performer? Would it be prudent to offer a "last call" for anyone still interested in participating in the event, and then put the remaining unassigned pieces up for grabs?

Alternatively, is the plan to hold unclaimed pieces in abeyance for inclusion in a future e-cital?

Steven
Posted By: Ricker Choi

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/13/09 02:24 AM

I like to do Chopin Ballade #4 - F minor
Posted By: euler

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/28/09 05:50 PM

Just reading this post for the first time. Fresh off an embarrassing no-show at the etude e-cital, I will try to be more realistic this time around. I'll dust off some old repertoire this weekend and see if I can come up with anything not on the list already.
Posted By: gerg

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/28/09 09:56 PM

Is Mary-Rose around? I haven't seen her posting for awhile, so I'll step in for now to help with the organization. Mary-Rose, hope you're okay! frown


Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March, changes in bold):
Allegro de Concert Op 46 – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52 - doowlehc
Barcarolle Op 60 –heidiv
Berceuse Op 57 - akonow
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Fantasie in F minor Op 49 - Sotto Voce
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Prelude Op 28/16 - LisztAddict
Prelude Op 28/17 - pianahman
Scherzo in B minor Op 21 - LisztAddict
Scherzo in B flat minor Op 31 - Chopin4life
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39 – Kreisler
Sonata in B flat minor Op 35 first movement – whippen boy
Variations brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires Op. 12, - nlogn

How is everyone doing on their prep?

Euler, don't be embarrassed. I'll add your name to the list, just let me know what you want. Welcome! I hope we can be a constant source of encouragement for you.

doowlehc, welcome and best of luck!
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 12:27 AM

I snapped up those mazurkas when they went begging - I might be willing to negotiate on the Opus 56-ers which I haven't started working on yet - but it'll cost ya -
Posted By: Horowitzian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 01:28 AM

gerg, she posted back on the 11th when I had to withdraw. I too hope she's OK. smile
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 11:40 AM

Sorry I've been absent, folks. I have had lengthy and excruciating exams at work and very little PW time! What is worse is that my mother has reclaimed her piano from my home to hers, meaning I can no longer play. Not that I was ever very good at that... but it's pretty heartbreaking all the same.

Gerg and Heidi - I'm so sorry I didn't swap the Barcarolle between you. That's fine. It's great to have early warning of such things, too, so thanks for that.

A couple of my favourite performers, LA and Sotto, wanted to do two performances. I was going to say it'd be better to save them for another ecital because this one will be quite long already, and we will need more material for the future. Additionally if I say yes to them, others might flood in with second performances too. I believe our audience (of whom I am one) listen more carefully to a smaller concert, and too many pieces is off-putting. It is also very hard work getting up all the pieces overnight. But if you thnk I'm wrong, feel free to discuss/disagree!

I would also add that if anyone feels they have polished their performance sufficiently to record, by all means send to me early. My private email address is
maryrosedouglasukATyahoo.co.uk

Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 11:45 AM

PS I *definitely * don't think we should have the 28/16 Prelude as it already features in a previous ecital. At some point we can repeat ecitals but not for a while yet. Jazzyprof's rendition always makes me smile (in a good way).
Posted By: EJR

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 01:36 PM

What a sad depressing thread! I find I agree wholeheartedly with all of Mr Super-Hunky's earlier comments and concerns. Perhaps this should be moved to the "Pianists corner" forum. It does not appear to have a good fit in the ABF.
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 02:04 PM

In the words of the great Zen master Ma Tsu "What has been set in motion cannot be stopped!"
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 02:29 PM

Quote
I'm wondering why the "one work per person restriction"
doesn't apply to Schubertian.


Because this E-cital started out life in a different format - we did a recital focussing on all the CHopin Preludes, and then other recitals were planned to do all the mazurkas and all the nocturnes. The dates of these recitals were set for two days of the year with some Chopinian significance: the day of his birth and the day of his death - which are in the spring and fall - I can't remember the exact days.

There were enough preludes to go around, but way more mazurkas than Adult Beginners and the organizers of the events asked for help filling up the roster. I put in to cover some of the mazurkas that no-one seemed to want - which was fine - I love the marzurkas.

THen the world famous Mazurkathon morphed into this comprehensive CHopinathon. WIth the new one-player-one-piece rule there does seem to be a worrying hegemony of Schubertian forces! I don't have a problem with scaling back and offering up any of 'my' mazurkas if people want them - just send me some mail. Since I am working on the Op 30 #4 right now I would prefer to hold on to that if possible. THere is a solution to everything.

I think the E-cital will be grand. It is ambitious and a worthy tribute to the piano's greatest master.
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 02:37 PM

That said, I'm wondering: does the 1-player-1-piece rule apply only to the March 1 list, or to both the mazurkas and the general pieces? If the former case I'd like to offer the Op 40 #2 Polonaise for Mar 1.
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 02:59 PM

Oops! I thought we are to play as many Chopin works (without repeat) as we can to celebrate his 200th birthday.

MR - please keep the Ballade No 2 for me, but you can take the Scherzo and Prelude off the list.
Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 04:58 PM

Originally Posted by EJR
What a sad depressing thread! I find I agree wholeheartedly with all of Mr Super-Hunky's earlier comments and concerns. Perhaps this should be moved to the "Pianists corner" forum. It does not appear to have a good fit in the ABF.

I'm ambivalent about even addressing this, but I do feel sad that anyone should respond this way.

The bicentennial of Chopin's birth is next spring. That's an important and significant moment in musical history, especially as regards piano music. An event, modeled on previous Chopin events in this forum, has been organized to celebrate the occasion. The event has guidelines, as most events do.

I'm really at a loss to understand any hard feelings over this, nor do I understand how they would be assuaged by "moving" the event to the Pianist Corner. The event, and discussion of it, offends? Whom and why, exactly? No subforum at Piano World has exclusive membership that limits participation to that subforum, and consequently all areas are porous and diverse.

Not participating in an event—because one doesn't meet the guidelines (or doesn't wish to meet them) or for any other reason—should be unremarkable. Dang, I hope most people are able to watch, enjoy and appreciate a parade without feeling the desire to rain on it!

Steven
Posted By: EJR

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 06:26 PM

Hi Steven,

<<I'm ambivalent about even addressing this, but I do feel sad that anyone should respond this way.>>

The thread was recently bumped, I hadn't read it before and so I read it from the beginning, I responded in all honesty as I felt.

<<The bicentennial of Chopin's birth is next spring. That's an important and significant moment in musical history, especially as regards piano music.>>

I completely agree. In view of which, I anticipated something along the usual ABF recital inclusivity lines of "All players", "All pieces" and "All abilities": but that wasn't what I found.

<<An event, modeled on previous Chopin events in this forum, has been organized to celebrate the occasion. The event has guidelines, as most events do.>>

I agree. This is the problem. Even though it may be perceived as part of a series of Chopin themed 'ecitals', my view is that the need to cellebrate his birth takes precedance over a previous series of ecitals and for the anniversary a line should be put under what had gone before and a more welcoming approach taken to all.

However, I believe all the key concerns had been raised by Mr S-H, and I was lending my support to that point of view, since although an old thread, as you know, the event itself is not for another six months.

<<I'm really at a loss to understand any hard feelings over this,>>

I hope I've now explained my thoughts, reaction and feelings on the matter.

Best wishes
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 07:37 PM

I'm sorry if I sounded bossy, Elwyn. It's just that we are trying to get all of Chopin's works recorded by PW members in the end. That is why we aren't having 'all pieces' all the time - ie not ones that have been included before. But we do welcome all players and all abilities. There are plenty of less-difficult works to choose from still - although IMO Chopin didn't really write anything that could be called 'easy' (which is why I can play so little of his output!)

Thinking ahead, perhaps we could have the pieces offered by LisztAddict and Sotto Voce and anyone else who wants, in the Autumn 2010 ecital. Would that be a good idea?

Schubertian - please do record the Mazurkas you chose. No-one else has said they want them. I'm like you and have a particular love of the Mazurkas. Shall I put you down for the Polonaise for the second ecital? That would be great.
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 08/29/09 08:29 PM

sure Mary Rose - sign me up for the 'zurkas and the polonaise -
Posted By: akonow

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 09/02/09 02:06 AM

I hate to be a nuisance but might I be able to change my submission to the Polonaise Op 26 No 1? I think I'd do that piece more justice.

If it's too complicated though or whatever, I don't mind doing the Berceuse. Thanks for your time either way.
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 09/02/09 08:21 AM

akonow - not a nuisance at all. Whatever you feel comfortable with.

So, as of 2nd September, the 2010 Chopin Anniversary ecitals lists are as follows:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert Op 46 – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52 - doowlehc
Barcarolle Op 60 –heidiv
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in C sharp minor Op 26 No 1 - akonow
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in C minor Op 40 No 2 - Schubertian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Prelude Op 28/17 - pianahman
Scherzo in B flat minor Op 31 - Chopin4life
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39 – Kreisler
Sonata in B flat minor Op 35 first movement – whippen boy
Variations brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires Op. 12, - nlogn

Both of these ecitals will be terrific - we have a great combination of pieces and performers.
Posted By: anonman

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 09/09/09 03:45 AM

No one wants the Cantabile? I'll take it! I just heard it and it's an off-the-beaten-track gem... Life has gotten busy for me and I can't play the piano as much as I wish, but I think I can learn the Cantabile over the Christmas holiday =)
Posted By: Mary-Rose

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 09/09/09 08:34 AM

That's great, anonman. We have a lovely variety of pieces in the ecital and this will be a welcome addition.

So, as of 9th September, the 2010 Chopin Anniversary ecitals lists are as follows:

Mazurkas (22nd Feb):
7/3 - Mati
7/4 - Mistaya
17/1 - Rustyfingers
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/4 - Schubertian
33/1 - Piano&Violin
50/1 - Schubertian
56/1 - Schubertian
56/2 - Schubertian
56/3 - Secondo
59/2 - Chardonnay
63/1 - Secondo
67/4 - Tucsonpianist
68/3 - cscl
68/4 - Bassio



Other works (1st March):
Allegro de Concert Op 46 – Sotto Voce
Ballade no 1in G minor Op 23 - Tucsonpianist
Ballade no 2 in F major Op 38 – Liszt Addict
Ballade no 3 in A flat major Op 47- eggsdeee
Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52 - doowlehc
Barcarolle Op 60 –heidiv
Cantabile - anonman
Concerto Op 11, Larghetto – Frycek
Concerto Op 21, Larghetto - Chardonnay
Impromptu in A flat Op 29 – greywullf
Impromptu in G flat Op 51 – carey
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 posth – Jazzyprof
Polish Song (which one yet to be revealed) – Elene
Polonaise in C sharp minor Op 26 No 1 - akonow
Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No 1 – ab-ster
Polonaise in C minor Op 40 No 2 - Schubertian
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Op. 61 – davidyko
Prelude Op 28/13 plus Etudes 10/8 and 25/10 – Black36White52
Prelude Op 28/17 - pianahman
Scherzo in B flat minor Op 31 - Chopin4life
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39 – Kreisler
Sonata in B flat minor Op 35 first movement – whippen boy
Variations brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires Op. 12, - nlogn



Posted By: anonman

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 09/11/09 06:56 AM

Sorry if I didn't catch it earlier, but why aren't Waltzes allowed in this ecital?
Posted By: Elene

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 09/11/09 07:34 AM

I hadn't checked in with this thread in ages, and I'm sorry to see that there is contention, as it seems there so often is at PW.

I don't see any reason why there could not be more than one Chopin-related event in the spring of 2010. Why can't we just go on with the previous plan of recording the remaining mazurkas and miscellaneous pieces for the ongoing project at chopinforever.org, and if other people want to do pieces that "we" have already included, in one or more separate e-citals, there's nothing wrong with that whatsoever. We don't have to all be in the same e-cital any more than we would have to all play in the same physical hall on the same day. The more the merrier, I would say.

I think I'll be getting off easy doing one of the songs, compared to those of you who are tackling the big hefty pieces. I am planning on the one with the lyrics by Krasinski. It doesn't have an official title, and I'll have to decide what to call it.

I'll have to get cracking on my idea of making transpositions of some of the songs for lower voice, as well.

All this effort for Chopin's big birthday, and I hadn't even been aware of Henry Purcell's 350th birthday yesterday.

Elene
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/28/09 07:47 PM

*BUMP*

Recital dates are approaching fast. How are you all doing with your pieces?
Posted By: -Frycek

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/28/09 08:42 PM

I'm out.
Posted By: Marrissa

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/28/09 09:32 PM

I am looking forawrd for you ecital! Good luck in the preparations for it!
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/28/09 10:39 PM

I'd like to play something, but what would be appropriate that's not been taken already? Could somebody please help me out with suggestions?

Thanks!
Posted By: heidiv

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/28/09 11:07 PM

I'm coming along with the Barcarolle. It's proven to be a bigger project than I had anticipated (aren't they all?). But I'll definitely be ready. Now that the holiday accompaniment season is over, I plan to devote full time to this piece and master it if it kills me!

I finally bought a Zoom H4 and have been experimenting with recording. I'm looking forward to participating in my first e-cital as well as hearing all of the lovely submissions.

Thanks to all of the organizers - Mary Rose, gerg and anyone else working behind the scenes heart
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/28/09 11:19 PM

Can anybody in the forum participate in this? I saw that Op. 25 No. 10 is one of the exceptions from the etudes that is allowed to be played. I may enter with that one. I've only learned the first page, but I've also only spent a couple days on it so if I actually dedicate myself, I will probably have it in time.

When's the entry deadline?

Too bad Ballade 2 was taken, but that's fine.
Posted By: sotto voce

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/28/09 11:59 PM

Originally Posted by Piano Again
I'd like to play something, but what would be appropriate that's not been taken already? Could somebody please help me out with suggestions?

Thanks!

Hi PA,

There are definitely pieces of varying lengths and skill levels still available. Given the limited amount of preparation time left, what sort of a challenge are looking for?

Steven
Posted By: -Frycek

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/28/09 11:59 PM

Anyone can play.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 12:03 AM

Silly me, I took on the Fantaisie Impromptu. It's all memorized now and I can play it cleanly at about half-speed. Bringing it up to tempo is proving to be quite a challenge. Any tips and suggestions from those who have conquered this piece would be greatly appreciated!
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 12:28 AM

Bump

2010: New Year's Resolution: Record CHopin e-cital piece before March 1
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 02:25 AM

Great! Count me in with the "Octave" Etude in B Minor Op. 25 No. 10.

May I note that while etudes are not allowed, Op. 25 No. 10 IS an exception and is allowed to be played in this e-cital.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 02:39 AM

I'm looking for a moderate challenge.

What territory is being covered here, and what's not been claimed yet?
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 04:29 AM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Great! Count me in with the "Octave" Etude in B Minor Op. 25 No. 10.


Both 10/8 and 25/10 are taken by Black36White52.

10/1, 10/3, 10/10, 10/11, 25/2, 25/5 are still available.
Posted By: Phlebas

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 10:51 AM

Originally Posted by LisztAddict
Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Great! Count me in with the "Octave" Etude in B Minor Op. 25 No. 10.


Both 10/8 and 25/10 are taken by Black36White52.

10/1, 10/3, 10/10, 10/11, 25/2, 25/5 are still available.


I did 10/10 in the last one, so I don't believe it's available. However, if it is, I would like to do another recording of it.
Posted By: -Frycek

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 11:45 AM

Originally Posted by Phlebas
Originally Posted by LisztAddict
Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Great! Count me in with the "Octave" Etude in B Minor Op. 25 No. 10.


Both 10/8 and 25/10 are taken by Black36White52.

10/1, 10/3, 10/10, 10/11, 25/2, 25/5 are still available.


I did 10/10 in the last one, so I don't believe it's available. However, if it is, I would like to do another recording of it.

According to MaryRose, If you want to you can do another recording to replace the one you have and she'll put it up in place of the first one. That means 10/10 is still off limits for this recital but you can put a new recording of it up on the etude recital page.
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 01:46 PM

Originally Posted by Phlebas
Originally Posted by LisztAddict
Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Great! Count me in with the "Octave" Etude in B Minor Op. 25 No. 10.


Both 10/8 and 25/10 are taken by Black36White52.

10/1, 10/3, 10/10, 10/11, 25/2, 25/5 are still available.


I did 10/10 in the last one, so I don't believe it's available. However, if it is, I would like to do another recording of it.


Yes, but that was in the Pianist Corner Etude recital which is not part of the Chopin recital series in this ABF. If you have the new one of 10/10, I can still upload it to replace the old one.
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 02:06 PM

Okay, I'm out. I don't have time to learn anything new between now and then (competition, college audition, and recital in April). Will a moderator please edit or delete my previous post if possible?
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 02:13 PM

Could I submit the Nocturne Op. 55 No. 1? It was not done on the Nocturne recital. I'd like to take another crack at it (did a recording a couple of years ago but think I could do it better now). Or if Black36White52 would be willing to relinquish 28/13, I'd be interested in learning that piece.

Also, which mazurkas are still available? Is there a list somewhere? It's getting confusing . . .
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 06:35 PM

Bumping . . .
Posted By: gerg

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/29/09 08:49 PM

Hope everyone is doing well. Glad to see this thread bumped.

I am very close on Op. 47 and can be ready as a backup with this piece if needed.
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/30/09 02:44 AM

Originally Posted by Piano Again
I'm looking for a moderate challenge.

What territory is being covered here, and what's not been claimed yet?


How about Waltz in E major (not the E minor one), Op Posth? It's 4 pages long; it's not fast and has no technical challenge.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 12/30/09 05:26 AM

I don't think waltzes are included in this one.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/04/10 11:44 PM

Help, I need a backup! I foolishly signed up for the Fantaisie Impromptu, figuring I needed a challenge. Well I'm stuck at about half-speed now and I don't see how I can bring it up to performance tempo by the end of February. Would someone like to sign on as a backup?
Posted By: Chopin4life

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/04/10 11:52 PM

This reminds me that I need to pull out of this recital too. The scherzo was way above my level when I started it and now, although it is getting there, it will be far from ready. I hope someone else with greater talent will be able to step forward at this stage and take over from me.

My sincerest appologies for the inconveniences caused.
Posted By: gerg

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/05/10 12:17 AM

It's probably a good idea to start the check-in about now.

It saddens us to lose both of you because of your skill. JP, I am continually blown away by your playing of Op. 48/1. I think you have the FI in you, but only you can make that decision. Chopin4life, I'm not as familiar with your work but can testify personally that the Op. 31 is what sparked my lifelong love affair with the sublime harmonies that flowed from the pen of this one man, plagued continually by ill health, who lived in a different time and in a world quite alien to 2010.

This will be the biggest PW Chopin Recital ever - not in terms of participation but rather in the scope of what is being attempted.

Everyone feeling intimidated? Good! grin

Feeling pressure? Fantastic! thumb

What Chopin accomplished in his brief 39 years is a gift that endures, echoing unabated down the halls of the ages. Learning his music, shooting for that high bar, is a labor of love for him, for ourselves, and for each other.

Okay, enough already.

Check in as you feel the need.

PianoAgain, I see no problem with the Op. 55 Nocturne in this recital. MaryRose (or anyone else, for that matter) can veto me.
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/05/10 12:43 AM

I will be ready on March 1st.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/05/10 03:56 PM

I'm working on 55/1.
Posted By: cscl

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/15/10 06:57 AM

Hi everyone,

I've got 68/3 for the Mazurka recital on Feb 22. I've worked on the piece, but it's never become part of my official lessons. I think I'm at the point now with about 5 weeks to go that I'm either really going to have to buckle down and work my tail off to get this into shape or I'm going to find that there are too many things going on for me to do it.

Would anyone want to take 68/3 as a backup for me for Feb 22? If I do need to give it up, by what date would I need to let the backup know?

I'll give it my best, but I'd also like to give someone else a chance if someone is really interested. I chose this one because it became available and was the easiest level of mazurka on that list of graded pieces we like to refer to around here.

Thanks! smile
Posted By: Carey

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/15/10 07:16 AM

I'm still on track with the Opus 51 Impromptu. Just need to record amd submit it.
Posted By: ab-ster

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/17/10 01:40 AM

I see that Mazurka 17/4 is still free. Can I have that for mazurkathon?

I'm still on track on Polonaise 40/1 for March 1 .
Posted By: gerg

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/17/10 07:09 AM

17/4 is yours! smile

Posted By: Elene

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 01/17/10 07:35 AM

I was just about to look for this thread-- thanks for bumping!

I will have the song "Nie ma czego trzeba" for March 1. Somewhat derailed by a cold at the moment-- was hoping to record this week with my teacher/accompanist but may still be coughing!

I had hoped to have "Melodia" ("Z gor, gdzie dzwigali) as well, but that may have to wait.

Elene
Posted By: Ricker Choi

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 02/05/10 03:11 AM

hi I am ready to post my youtube clip anytime.. but I see the date "1st March".. does that mean my Chopin Ballade #4 should not be posted till 1st of March?
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 02/05/10 03:39 AM

Hey doowlehc/RC, good to see you didn't forget the E-cital. Do not post your piece here. Mary-Rose or gerg will give you instruction on where to send your piece to soon.
Posted By: gerg

Re: Chopin E-cital Spring 2010 - book your submiss - 02/05/10 06:28 PM

Check in thread, w/instructions:

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubb...Chopin%27s%20200th:%202010%20Spring.html
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